About Us

Mission Statement:

The mission and purpose of East Texans for Liberty is to affect public policy at local, state and national levels consistent with the core values of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets, to attract, educate, organize, and activate people of all ages to become involved in civic affairs, preserve these values through political action, and to work cooperatively with other like-minded groups. 

ET4L Monthly Meetings:

2nd Monday of the month
Location:  Barbwire HALO Cowboy Church, 6761 State Highway 154 West, Gilmer, 75644
Dinner (Complimentary):  6:30 PM
Program: 7:00 PM 

Open to the public.  Child/Student Friendly. 

No membership fees or dues to join.  Your information is safe with ET4L. 

Leadership Contacts

Stacy McMahan – Executive Director/President

Stacy is a founding member and the Executive Director of East Texans for Liberty.  She is the President of the Board of Directors and serves as the Director of Programs and Events, Media and Public Relations, and Website and Social Media.

A life-long constitutional conservative, Stacy’s passions include life, 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, Texas family values, and education. 

Stacy was part of Ted Cruz’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” the East Texas liaison for Governor Perry in 2012, has volunteered on many conservative campaigns throughout the years, and still does today. 

In 2012, Stacy was a Director for the ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign for the Republican Party of Gregg County.  In 2017, Stacy became a partner of the Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition.

Stacy has been recognized for:

  • The Texas Federation of Republican Women Tribute to Women award in 2014;
  • The Republican Party of Texas Senate District 1 Volunteer of the Year in 2017;
  • The Conservative Leadership award from her peers and Empower Texans in 2017; and
  • The Champion of Freedom award from Grassroots America – We The People in 2019.

An eager delegate to the Texas Republican Party Convention, Stacy was elected as the Senate Nominations Committee Member for Senate District 1, in 2018.  In 2020, she was a delegate to a historical Congressional District 4 Special Election.  Stacy was honored to serve on the Rules Committee for the Special Election.  Currently, she is in her first term as the Upshur County Precinct Chair for Precinct 13.

A native Texan, Stacy is a retired paralegal who enjoys time in her garden, singing in her church choir, and raising Nubian goats, with her husband Harry, since 2003, in Gilmer, Texas. They have 3 children.

Email:  StacyMcMahan.ET4L@gmail.com

Stacy McMahan

John Rappazzo, Jr. – 1st Vice President

John is on the Board of Directors as the 1st Vice President. John serves as the Membership Committee Chair.

A lifelong constitutional and biblical conservative, John is particularly passionate about the preservation of the First and Second Amendments.

He’s had two “lives” has an Upshur County Republican. In his first in the 1990s, he served as a precinct chair, worked campaigns and elections, and was a delegate to the Republican State Convention.

John moved back to Upshur County in the early 2000’s and became involved again in 2014 attending numerous Upshur County Republican and ET4L events in addition to working local and state-level campaigns. In 2016, he served as a delegate and in 2018, as an alternate to the Republican State Conventions. 

For 27 years, he has served Union Grove ISD both as a teacher and administrator and currently teaches Government and Economics there.

John lives in East Mountain with his wife, Darlene of 29 years.  They have 4 children.

John Rappazzo, Jr.

Tammy Blair – 2nd Vice President

Tammy is on the Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice President.  Tammy serves as the Education Committee Chair.

As a constitutional conservative, Tammy is a Texas Patriot who strongly supports Property Rights, Gun Rights, Fiscal Responsibility, and Limited Government. She is also a passionate Pro-Life Christian. As a veteran conservative activist, Tammy has advocated for conservative values for many years.

A life-long Republican, Tammy has served as election worker, campaign volunteer on multiple campaigns, Election Judge, and County Chair. She also served as delegate to multiple State Conventions. As a candidate for Texas Senate in 2012, Tammy was voted one of Texas’s “Top 10 Conservatives” by CPAC-TX.

A native Texan, Tammy moved to Senate District 1 in 1982. She has an Associate’s degree in business from Tyler Junior College, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U.T. Tyler, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from U.T. Tyler. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy from Liberty University. She has worked as Controller for an East Texas manufacturer for 17 years.

Tammy has been married to Jim Blair III for 30 years and has two grown children.

Tammy Blair

Mary Anne Farrow – Secretary

Mary Anne is a founding member and serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary. Mary Anne has served as the committee chair for both Education and Caring for Texas committees. 

Mary Anne is a conservative, whose passions include pro-life, educational choice, and property tax reform. Mary Anne also has a soft spot for our amazing law enforcement, recently assisting in the outfitting of law enforcement officers in Upshur County with active shooter vests.

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mary Anne Farrow got to Texas as fast as she could! She is an Administrative Assistant with the Department of Family and Protective Services, specifically with Child Protective Services, and a fluent Spanish bilingual with a legal background.

In her spare time, she is a cantor and lector at her parish church, loves to garden, sing anytime, anywhere, and you will always catch her with a book in her hand. She loves being out in the country living the simple life, loves her animals and chickens, and adores her family. She also is a huge Harry Potter nerd!

Mary Anne has been married to best friend Richard Farrow for 30 years and they have 3 children and 1 granddaughter.

Mary Anne Farrow

Marty Rhymes – PAC Treasurer

Marty is on the Board of Directors and serves as the PAC Treasurer. 

As a long-time conservative, she believes in the values represented by the Republican Party’s strong constitutional conservative platform. Marty is a Pro-Life Christian that puts God first in all things.

Marty has worked on many candidate campaigns, as campaign director, ballot board judge, served on the Mighty Texas Strike Force, Victory Chairman for Gregg County, served as Vice Chair in Gregg County. She was appointed to serve on the Texas Funeral Service Commission by Gov. George W. Bush and reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry. Honored twice as Volunteer of the Year for SD1. Marty has been a delegate to the State Convention numerous times, and as a National Delegate. She has volunteered for many community services.

She is a fifth-generation Texan. She attended the University of Texas in Commerce and BMI Business School, has owned her own business. She is a widow with two adult sons, three grandchildren and lives in White Oak.

Marty Rhymes